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Defective Car Seat FAQs

 


How do I pay for the costs of my child’s injury if a safety seat malfunctions?

If your child has been injured because of a malfunctioning child safety seat, you could be facing high medical bills for necessary treatment, but you may not have to pay for these costs all on your own. In some cases, the designer and/or manufacturer of a defective child safety seat could be held responsible for any costs that a family incurred because of an injury resulting from the malfunctioning product.

If your child has been injured because of a faulty child safety seat, you could be entitled to financial compensation to help cover any resulting costs. Contact the experienced Milwaukee child safety seat defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900 to discuss your financial and legal options.

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What are some of the most common child safety seat defects?

Child safety seats play an important role in protecting children who are riding in automobiles, especially in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, these devices offer little to no protection if they are defective. There are a variety of problems that can render a child safety seat defective, with some of the most common being poorly labeled shoulder harness slots, defective plastic in the seat’s shell, unsafe three-point harnesses, and poorly positioned chest clips.

If your child’s safety seat has malfunctioned or is defective, you may be able to secure compensation for your child’s resulting injuries. Contact the experienced Milwaukee product liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (414) 271-0900 to learn more.

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Do car seat recalls actually happen?

Yes. As recently as 2015, there have been car seat recalls for a variety of defects. In extreme cases, these defective products have tragic consequences. When you purchase a car seat, you expect it to be safe and secure. Unfortunately, millions upon millions of car seats are recalled yearly in the United States. There are several reasons a car seat can be deemed defective. To name a few, the latch may become difficult to open or the handle grip may become cracked and break while being carried. A well-functioning car seat is essential for your child’s safety.

If your loved one has been injured as a result of a defective car seat, you deserve compensation to cover the hospital bills, stress, and trauma. Contact a knowledgeable, experienced attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900.

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Does my child still need to be in a car seat?

Many factors go into the decision to continue using a car seat. We recommend using an abundance of caution when making your decision, because switching your child to a traditional seat belt too early can have tragic consequences in the event of an accident. The first things to consider are your child’s size, weight, and age. Experts say that a child should not be taken out of a car seat before they are about four feet nine inches tall and around eight to ten years old.

The qualified personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are familiar with all the relevant rules surrounding car seats. Contact us at (414) 271-0900 to discuss your specific situation.

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Does the law require me to use a car seat?

Yes. The federal and state governments take the use of car seats very seriously, and enforcement of car seat laws is a priority for police throughout the country. Wisconsin has some of the strictest car seat laws in the nation. Wisconsin requires children to ride in a car seat until they are seven years old. Some states, such as Wyoming and Tennessee, set their age at eight years old.

An attorney can help you determine whether you need a car seat for your child. Contact the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® for more information.

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Why do I need an attorney?

If your child’s safety seat malfunctioned and your child suffered an injury as a result, you could be entitled to financial compensation. However, product liability lawsuits can be long and complicated. As such, the assistance of an experienced product liability lawyer can help you significantly increase your chances of securing compensation.

You could be dealing with high costs of medical bills, physical therapy, and future treatment, but compensation may make paying these costs easier. If your child has suffered an injury from a malfunctioning or defective child safety seat, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Milwaukee child safety seat defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (414) 271-0900.

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Discuss Your Case with an Attorney

If your child has been injured because of a defective car seat, please contact our experienced attorneys today for help. Call us at (414) 271-0900 to discover more about your legal options.

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